EN 13034 - Protection against liquid chemicals
Use the garment in combination with other garments providing protection as defined in EN 13034. Chemical protective suit (Type 6) shall cover and protect at least the trunk and the limbs, e.g. one-piece coveralls or two piece suits, with or without hood, boot-socks or boot-covers. Chemical protective suit (Type 6) forms the lowest level of chemical protection and is intended to be used if risks have been assessed as low and a full liquid permeation barrier is not necessary, i.e. when wearers are able to take timely adequate action when their clothing is contaminated. Low risks could be e.g. a potential exposure to small quantities of spray or accidental low volume splashes.
Note that prolonged wearing of chemical protective suits may cause heat stress!
All chemical protective clothing materials are tested and classified in accordance with Table 1. The construction of seams shall prevent penetration of liquid through stitch holes or through other components of a seam and not obstruct run-off of the liquid.
Table 1: Performance requirements (EN 14325:2004)
|Tests||Test method||Performance requirements|
|Abrasion resistance||EN 530-2||Class 1: > 10 cycles|
|Trapezoidal tear resistance||ISO 9073-4||Class 1: > 10 N|
|Tensile strength||ISO 13934-1||Class 1: > 30 N|
|Puncture resistance||EN 863||Class 1: > 5 N|
|Repellency to liquids*||EN 368||Class 3: > 95%|
|Resistance to penetration by liquids*||EN 368||Class 3: > 95%
* See Table 2: List of reference chemicals for penetration and repellency testing